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Gayle McLaughlin
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Richmond, CA 94805
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October 31, 2014, Democracy Now
How to Buy a City: Chevron Spends $3 Million on Local Election to Oust Refinery Critics
October 30, 2014,Moyers & Company
Chevron’s “Company Town” Fights Back: An Interview with Gayle McLaughlin




June 29, 2014, Next City
New California Bill Threatens Clean Energy in the Golden State
proposed California law threatens clean energy start-ups, but you wouldn’t know that simply by reading it.

June 20, 2014, ABC 7 News
A national organization announced that it will offer affordable car loans to families in need.
"Richmond is a big city --107,000 people -- and it's kind of spread out so people need to have a way to get to their job," said Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin.

June 6, 2014, Mercury News
Richmond: Details, comments on homeless employment workshop
Additional comments and notes about local economic issues and Saffron Strand's fifth annual Homeless Workforce Conference in the Richmond Memorial Auditorium.

June 5, 2014, Mercury News
Richmond approves $13 minimum wage, potentially state's highest
RICHMOND -- The City Council took its latest stab at implementing a local minimum wage hike this week, unanimously agreeing to phase in an increase to $13 by 2018 and link the wage to inflation thereafter.

May 29, 2014, Contra Costa Times
North Richmond: Leaders hail new facility to house formerly incarcerated mothers
Local leaders gathered Thursday for the groundbreaking on a project to restore a vacant house that will provide housing and supportive services for women returning from prison and their children.

May 7, 2014, Human Agenda
Richmond Mayor Amazes Audience
At the April 9 Human Agenda Roundtable Gayle McLaughlin amazed the audience with the broad panoply of human-centered policies that she has undertaken—and achieved—as Mayor and Councilperson of the city of Richmond. 

March 19, 2014, Richmond Confidential
Richmond City Council approves minimum wage hike
Richmond is headed for a new record: the highest minimum wage in the Bay Area.

March 17, 2014, Contra Costa Times
Huge increase in crude oil by rail to Bay Area concerns local leaders
RICHMOND -- Bakken crude oil from North Dakota is part of the mix of increased crude-by-rail shipments into Contra Costa County . . .

March 5, 2014, CounterPunch
The Stone That Brings Down Goliath?
Richmond and Eminent Domain

March 5, 2014, Business Week
California Mayors Fighting Pensions Power to Lower Costs
A group of California mayors is opposing a pension-reform referendum that would empower them to reduce expenses while risking their support from unions.

March 5, 2014, Richmond Confidential
Council moves to hire independent investigator to audit Housing Authority
The Richmond City Council will hire an independent auditor to investigate systemic issues of work order responsiveness within the Housing Authority.

February 26, 2014, ABC Local
Pilot program bridges digital divide in Richmond
RICHMOND, Calif. -- A pilot program is underway to give hundreds of low-income Richmond residents free Internet access.

February 24, 2014, Richmond Confidential
Dalai Lama blesses Richmond’s Tibetan Center
Hundreds of Tibetans and more than a few curious Richmond residents gathered along Huntington Ave. early Sunday morning to see the Dalai Lama

January 16, 2014, San Jose Mercury News
Federal board rejects safety recommendations stemming from Chevron refinery fire
RICHMOND -- In a move described by agency officials as highly unusual, a divided U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Wednesday night refused to endorse the centerpiece recommendation from its staff's report on the massive Chevron refinery fire in 2012.

January 11, 2014, New York Times
Eminent Domain: A Long Shot Against Blight
You can’t fight city hall, the saying goes. But Gayle McLaughlin, the mayor of Richmond, Calif., a city of 100,000 souls, would tell you that fighting Wall Street is harder.

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